Dig Site

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The Dig Site (originally Excavation Pit) is a location on the same continent as the Roamer Encampment in the present in Dragon Quest VII.


After returning from the Roamers' Encampment in the past, the party finds the dig site in the present since the Roamers have apparently gone. An archaeological dig site has appeared and is charging people 5 gold a visit in order to see an enormous skull with a pair of gold horns on its head. The significance of the skull will not be apparent until later on when the party visits Al-Balad, where they learn that it belongs to the sacred Serpent. The Serpent is a great dragon that can traverse the Nihil river, and if its skull is placed in the river, it will be resurrected. The party explains that they need the skull to Dr. Digsby, the archaeologist in charge of the Dig Site, who is apprehensive but believes them after they show him proof. He accompanies the party to the past, along with the skull, and he decides to stay there in order to study the civilization of Al-Balad.

During the time that the party is joined by a member of the Roamers tribe, an excavated cave is discovered at the Site.[1] Later after unsealing all of the islands and acquiring the Skystone from the Divine Shrine, monsters begin appearing in the cave and attacking people. King Donald sends the party there in order to eliminate the threat.


The innkeeper and nun appear after the cave is discovered, and remain there for the rest of the game.


Price per person
10 Gold Coins

Other notable attributes[edit]

   Save icon.png    This is a location where the game can be saved.

Other Treasures[edit]

Nearby monsters[edit]

(After Demon King's resurrection)

Other languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolExcavaciones
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisSite de fouilles
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschAusgrabungsstätte
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoSito archeologico


  1. The cave isn't present when the Roamers appear at the camp, but is present after Aishe joins the party.